A popular takeaway specialising in Lebanese cuisine has left its current store in a North East shopping centre.

Lebanos announced it has left its site at the Washington Galleries on Wednesday (September 20) and relocating to an area five minutes away.

The takeaway, which was located at Unit 30C in the shopping centre, said it will be moving to a location with a much larger kitchen and seating area.

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It has also confirmed its new site will be confirmed soon and thanked residents for their support.

A Lebanos spokesperson said: "This post is to inform you that we are relocating our business to a new location with a much larger kitchen and seating area.

"Our new address will be confirmed keep an eye out on our social media pages for the location revealed soon

"We have enjoyed doing business with you and appreciate your support. We hope you will get acquainted with our new store soon.

"Exciting things to come."

Residents reacted to the news by wishing the takeaway the best of luck in its venture and hoped it would remain in the area.

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One said: "Good luck, hope you're staying in Washington."

While another said: "Really hope it's still in the Galleries! Halloumi wraps, unreal."

Meanwhile, another relieved resident said: "We were so worried you had closed down! Hope you open soon."